NBA invites UF’s Young to combine

Florida center Patric Young dunks during practice for the Final Four at AT&T Stadium on April 4 in Arlington, Texas. Young was invited to next week’s NBA Combine.

Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1:37 p.m.
Last Modified: Monday, May 12, 2014 at 1:37 p.m.

Former Florida center Patric Young is one of 60 players who will participate in the NBA Draft Combine next week in Chicago.

Young, who helped Florida reach the Final Four this season, is the only one of Florida’s departing four seniors to be invited.

Seven other SEC players are expected to be in attendance — Kentucky’s Julius Randle and James Young, Tennessee’s Jordan McRae and Jarnell Stokes, Missouri’s Jabari Brown and Jordan Clarkson and LSU’s Johnny O’Bryant III.

Missing from the combine will be three players who may be the top three picks in the draft next month — Kansas’ Joel Embiid, who played at The Rock in Gainesville, and Andrew Wiggins as well as Duke’s Jabari Parker. All three have decided to skip the workouts.

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